Hesa Sweet First Down Top Qualifier for Grade 1 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity to Be Held November 3

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Saturday, October 13, 2012) - Hesa Sweet First Down, owned by Carole Vann Stacy and trained by Matt Whitekiller, posted the fastest time under rider, Jose Alvarez, winning the final 400 yard trial in :19.774 seconds over a fast track tonight at Lone Star Park. The colt by Sweet First Down and nine others will return Saturday, November 3 for the Grade 1, $50,000 added, Lone Star Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity. Tonight’s effort earned a speed index of 89.

The 10 qualifiers for the Grade 1, Lone Star Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity are:

Horse Time Jockey Trainer
Hesa Sweet First Down :19.774 Jose Alvarez Matt Whitekiller
Lajollas Mr Big Stuff :19.791 A. Jane Cullum Dee Keener
Jes Dance :19.979 Gaspar Garcia Sandra Garnett
Imachickenkicker :19.990 Roy Baldillez Luis Villafranco
Kaylees Krazy Paint :19.991 Luis Vivanco Dee Keener
Honky Tonk Podie :20.055 Luis Vivanco Brian Muse
Ld Flashback :20.079 Roy Baldillez Kasey Willis
Rah :20.115 Rodrigo Vallejo Judd Kearl
Laus Deo :20.120 Kenny Muntz Eddie Willis
Super Glide Harley :20.139 Ricky Ramirez Dee Keener

The Grade 1, $50,000 added, Lone Star Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity will be run Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Additional Notes: Ricky Ramirez leads all Jockeys at the 2012 Fall Meeting of Champions with 14 wins … Brain Stroud heads the trainer standings with 10 wins … A.D. Maddox has the lead for owners with five wins. Stats are through Saturday, October 13, 2012.

On The Track: More live racing action Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 18, 19 and 20, 2012. Featured races of the week will be the Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby Trials on Friday, October 19, and the Grade 1, Texas Classic Futurity Trials on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Remember that every Thursday night is Senior Citizens' Night and Military Discount Night. All senior citizens, age 62 or older with a valid I.D., or members of any branch of the military, with a valid military I.D., receive free general admission.

Pepsi Can Offer every Thursday. Bring any Pepsi can to Lone Star Park and receive a Pepsi track pack good for One (1) Free General Admission and One (1) Free Large Pepsi. This offer is only available in the Grandstand for live racing.

At The Bar & Book: Join us each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. for Happy Hour. Included are $3 well drinks and $2 select domestic drafts!

Thursday nights at the Bar & Book come play in the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League. Two sessions each Thursday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and it's free to play! Mutuel vouchers awarded weekly, monthly and annually.

Star Player Rewards members will receive a Free $5 Wager on Saturday, October 20! Simply visit any Star Player Rewards kiosk that day to print your voucher.*
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